COSINE-100 - Search for Dark Matter Annual Modulation
Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
Prof N Spooner
23 January 2019
The Sheffield group has pioneered the search for dark matter using Sodium Iodide crystals and is now participating in the search for a galactic particle dark matter signals using the so-called annual modulation signal as part of the new COSINE-100 experiment on South Korea.
Searching for variability and companions to brown dwarfs in NGTS
Astronomy and Space Science
Dr S Casewell, Dr M Goad
31 January 2019
Brown dwarfs are failed stars - they form like stars, but are the size of Jupiter. These unusual objects never fuse hydrogen into helium, and so once formed, they simply cool and fade.
Investigating modifiers transcripts in models of motor neuron disease
Dr L Murray, Prof T Gillingwater
7 January 2019
The term ‘motor neuron disease’ refers to a group of disorders in which motor neurons are the primary target. The search for therapeutic agents to treat motor neuron disease often focuses on one subtype with a specific cause.